thrifty goodness…

31 May


some new thrifty finds for you today.


i got this canister at an estate sale yesterday. the house was full of nice stuff (nice means things that were too expensive, even at 50% off). i didn’t find anything in the ladies’ part of the house (fox stole, anyone?), but found this in the husband’s study. it’s an enamelware tin and it’s a bit tacky and a bit twee, no? it was chock-a-block full of several decades’ worth of matchbooks and hard candy. price: $0.50.


i picked up these plates at the local thrift store. i love the milk-glass look and the funky orange-brown-yellow color combination of the owl-eye-esque circles. price: $0.64.

good master

i spied this book in my library’s ongoing book sale and grabbed it, holding tight. is this not the prettiest cover? it reminds me of lovely german folklore and hannah’s beautiful clothes. i had to clean it up a bit, but it was well worth the price:$1.00.


sometime last year, i decided i wanted matryoshka doll curtains. it didn’t pan out (thankfully?), but i still have a touch of nesting doll fever. again, i spied this lovely girl at the estate sale in the husband’s study. they are authentic dolls from germany and i giddly counted out the ladies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7…


8! Eight little dolls, with the littlest measuring no more than the tip of my pinkey. this was my big splurge of the day: $17.50.

london dolls

these girls weren’t really a thrifty find. i got them in london on portobello road, but i didn’t want them to feel left out.

i plan on spending the rest of the day on a new project: a stop motion film. i’ve spent a few days trying to come up with a storyline, materials, music, etc., and still have no firm plans, but there’s nothing better than chaos for creation, right?


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